MOS Shoes, Moscow, Russia, Sept 2015.
April 17, 2015
All Members of the Council
Sub: Inviting Member-participation in the MOS SHOES FAIR,Moscow, Russia, September 8-11, 2015 under MAI.
Russia is the 9th largest importer of leather & leather products in the world. Russia’s import of leather & leather products increased from US$ 3295.94 mn in 2008 to US$ 4761.02 mn in 2012, growing at a CAGR of 9.63%. Russia accounts for a share of 2.96% in global leather import trade of US$ 160.54 billion in 2012. Russia and the neighboring CIS countries are major users of Footwear and leather accessories and Russia’s import of these product categories has been increasing in recent years.
India-Russia Leather Trade:
India’s exports of leather & leather products to Russia has increased from US$ 6.70 mn in 2009 to US$ 51.57 mn in 2013-14. Out of Russia’s total leather import trade, India presently accounts for a share of only 0.60%.
Russia’s import of Footwear has increased from US$ 2843.80 million in 2008 to US$ 4000.67 million in 2012 growing at a CAGR of 8.9%. India’s export of footwear to Russia has increased from US$ 1.61 million in 2009 to US$ 23.12 million in 2012 at CAGR of 94.66%.
Russia’s import of Leather Goods & Accessories has increased from US$ 182.52 million in 2008 to US$ 284.93 million in 2012 growing at a CAGR of 11.77%. India’s export of Leather Goods & Accessories to Russia has increased from US$ 0.57 million in 2009 to US$ 2.20 million in 2013-14 at CAGR of 40.16%. Thus considering the import potential of Russia, and growth rate of India’s leather sector exports to Russia, the potential for enhancing export of Footwear and Leather Goods from India to Russia is very good.
About the fair:
The MOS Shoes Fair, Moscow is the most important and largest fair for Footwear, and Bags & Accessories in Russia and Eastern Europe. This exhibition has been in existence since 17 years and is held five times in a year as per dates most suitable for Russian and International Exhibitors. The 63rd International Exhibition of footwear, bags and accessories MOSSHOES and the International Exhibition of bags and fashion accessories MOSPEL took place from 10 to 13 of March 2015 at the International Exhibition Center “Crocus Expo” in Moscow. Leading footwear and leather products, manufacturers and suppliers from 20 countries such as Russia, Belorussia, Poland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Portugal, China, Great Britain, Brazil, India, Austria, USA, Slovenia, Australia participated in the Fair.
Among foreign exhibitors the German exposition was the most numerous one and leading companies including Gabor, Peter, Kaizer, Rieker, Legero, Wortmann Group, Collonil etc participated in the fair. The exhibition presented footwear collections of all price segments- from economy to premium. As per post-show statistics 60% of the visitors were interested in the medium price segments, 21% the top, and 19% the low price segment. About 180 leading Russian manufacturers and suppliers of footwear demonstrated their Fall-Winter 2015-16 season collections.
September 2015 Edition of MOS Shoes: is the International specialized exhibition for Footwear & Bags and Accessories will be held from September 8-11, 2015 in the International Exhibition Centre, Crocus Expo Pavilion 3, Hall 17 in Moscow. The fair will have a total area of about 17500 sq mtrs in which about 450 companies from various countries are expected to participate. The approximate number of visitors who attended the last March 2015 edition of the fair was 13000, from 40 countries .
Council’s Participation in MOS Shoes As part of the export development activities, the Council participated for the first time in the October 2004 edition of MOS Shoes. The participation in September 2009 edition for the second time was organized as part of “YEAR OF INDIA IN RUSSIA-2009”. Considering the huge market potential Russia for footwear and Bags & Accessories, the Council has proposed to participate in the September 2015 edition of the fair.
Considering the size & potential of the US market and the opportunities for India in the same, the Council proposes to organize India Pavilion in WSA @ MAGIC for Footwear and in SOURCING @ MAGIC for Leather Products & Accessories funding under support from the Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAIS) of the government of India.
Subsidized Participation Fee: The participation fee in the September 2015 edition of the MOS Shoes, is Rs. 95,000/- for a minimum-sized stand of 12 Sq.Mt stand and Rs. 1,55,000 /- for a 15 Sq.Mt Stand. The stand includes carpeting, wall panel, sign board /Fascia with company Name, 1 table, chairs, shelves, waste basket, spot light and power socket. For any other accessories the exhibitors have to order additionally on their own. Members who are interested to participate in the MOS Shoes Fair, September 8-11, 2015 are requested to send the attached filled –in Application form along with the Participation Fee in full on or before before June 22, 2015.
Members may please note that there is no MDA Grant for individual participants as this fair is organized by the Council under MAI funding at subsidized cost of participation.
Members may also note that participants will have to arrange the Visa on their own. However, CLE will arrange for the Invitation Letter from the fair organizer to facilitate obtaining Visas by participants. Kindly note that non-issuance of Visa will not be considered as valid ground for withdrawal subsequent to confirmation of participation. Hence, withdrawal from participation after confirmation will not be allowed.
R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS